REST IN PEACE TONY!
I am beyond saddened by this news today. Tony Scott was one of my favorite directors and I am 100% sure that he didn’t do one film that I didn’t like.
I worked as an extra on Days of Thunder and he was so nice and generous, he even talked to us extras. I remember his smile like it was yesterday. (I did the extra circuit around that time and rarely got to speak to a director ~ as extras usually don’t.)
This is a really sad day for the entertainment world, and the rest of the world as well.
Suicide is always a tragedy because it is so final. As some of you know I am donating a book-my novel-Four Seconds (formerly Slanted Houses, 4 Seconds) to the Bridge Rail Foundation in San Francisco to help raise money for a barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge-the number one suicide place in the states. Everyone knows about the GGB, but people forget we also have a suicide bridge in our own backyard. The Thomas Vincent Bridge is also the home to suicides.
I don’t know what was going on in Mr. Scott’s life, but something was, and something made him decide it was enough. I hope his pain is gone and I hope that his family, friends and colleagues know that they couldn’t have known and not to blame themselves but to honor his memory somehow.
I am going to have a Tony Scott marathon this week. Here’s to you Tony! Thank you for entertaining us all.
Farewell. Rest in peace.
Some of my favorites that he directed are:
Some of the ones he produced in film and television:
Numb3rs (TV series) (executive producer – 115 episodes)
Into the Storm (TV movie) (executive producer)
In Her Shoes (executive producer)